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Late afternoon shooting in Old Capital

Earlier this morning the Police department held a press conference in which they proudly let the media know that there were no shootings since early Friday morning. But perhaps they [...]

Keon Johnson by known gunman

There was a shooting incident last week that didn’t make it on the police release. On June twenty eighth, twenty-one year old Keon Johnson was exiting a pickup truck on [...]

Woman saves her 2 infants from burning home; where were the firefighters?

Acts of valor are rare but when regular people commit to tremendous acts and put their bodies in the way of harm, they should be commended for it. This past [...]

Fire official says residents should call fire station rather than 911 for fire emergencies

As for the delayed response, Kenneth Mortis, the substation officer says it may be because the family and neighbors were calling 911, rather than calling the Orange Walk Fire Station. [...]

Comparative Analysis of 2011 vs. 2012 National Budget

The national budget for 2012-2013 was tabled in the House of Representatives last Friday; it is one of fiscal discipline says the Prime Minister. It also has a deficit of [...]

Embassy of Taiwan/China donates handheld radios to Police Department

Recently the Police Department received a fleet of vehicles outfitted with cameras and other crime fighting equipment from the United States State Department via the Central American Regional Security Initiative [...]

Telethon raises targeted $1 Million for Inspiration Center

The goodwill shown by the embassies in Belize and the courageous act by an Orange Walk mother to rescue her children from a burning building are only two of the [...]

Robberies and Aggravated Assaults of city residents

Though the telethon was based in the heart of Belize City, the goodwill was not shared by all over the weekend. The violence in the old capital went under the [...]

Repeat burglary offended sentenced to 7 years in prison

In news from the Courts, a New Road resident has picked up his third conviction for crimes of dishonesty. Today, thirty year old Carlos Castro was sentenced to seven years [...]

Elario Elijio to be tried for manslaughter in Supreme Court

Fifty-two year old John Russell Myers met his untimely death earlier this year on February twenty-seventh. It is reported that Myers was in an altercation with thirty-three year old Elario [...]

2 drug busts yield almost 17 pounds of marijuana

Police have also made two drug busts in Independence and San Ignacio Town. The first was a joint operation conducted by police at the home of forty-four year old businessman, [...]

P.U.C. makes final decisions on B.E.L. approved rates

The Public Utilities Commission announced a final decision regarding the Annual Review Proceeding for Belize Electricity Limited for 2012.  While there will not be an increase in electricity rates, the [...]

But new surcharges to be implemented

In its submission, B.E.L. also requested to have its customers classified based on average monthly consumption.  Those using less than two thousand, five hundred kilowatt hours will now fall under [...]

House of Shotokan continues to dominate in matches in Mexico

The House of Shotokan Karate Academy continues to dominate in matchups against teams from Mexico. Over the weekend, karate students competed in both taekwondo and mixed martial arts in Chetumal. [...]

A second Public Relations Officer in the Ministry of National Security

The daily reports from the police department traditionally comes from the press officer who is currently Inspector Fitzroy Yearwood. In addition to the Police Press Officer the ministry also employs [...]

Football, Cycling and Cricket in this edition of Sports Monday

Good Evening, I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.   The championships Cup Football Season continues to roll people as the Belize Defense Force hosted Maskall inside the MCC [...]